Stained Glass Ornaments

 

I loved making these as a child.  They are still a great activity for mom and kids to do together.

Items Needed

Crayons

Wax paper

Iron and Ironing Board

Construction or Card Stock Paper

Hole punch

Ribbon

Directions

1. Find old crayons around the house or purchase inexpensive large crayons.  Take the paper covering off of the crayons.

2. Place a piece of wax paper on the ironing board.

3. Using a hand grater, grate a small amount of different color crayons in the middle of the wax paper.  Spread out the crayons to make a small circle.  Place another piece of wax paper on top of the crayons.

4. With a constant, steady motion, iron the wax paper until the crayons have melted.

5. Cut out pairs of shapes (or circles) from the construction or card stock paper.  Cut out part of each shape to reveal an opening.

6. Place the wax paper with melted crayon between the pairs so the melted crayon shows through the opening.  Trim the wax paper to fit inside the two sides.

7. Glue the two sides together.

8. Punch a hole at the top of the ornament.  Tie a ribbon through the hole.

*Children can do almost every step except the ironing.  The wax paper can burn easily so make sure the iron is not too hot, and you are always moving the iron.

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